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  1. Hi folks, really interested in getting into Descent but I'm also trying to get my wife and the other ladies into the game. Are there any other packs I should start off with for this? Are there enough female characters and storylines to keep the womenfolk into the game? What else should I get besides the core pack to start, or is this enough with consideration for the gaming babes? Thanks
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    AI/solo available for Armada?

    Hi folks, always wanted to get into Armada but I know finding players can be tough. X Wing has Heroes of the Aturi Cluster. Is there any AI/solo variant for Armada? Thanks
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    AI/solo available for Armada?

    Moving forward I'll be making solo/AI a requirement for any games I may be getting into in the future. I'm loving the app for Descent. Haven't tried Imperial Assault yet but looking forward to it.
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    Homebrewn Dunwarr Dwarves! [Updated Aug 10th]

    This is pretty wild. All we need now is some orc units. Nice to see that some are putting in an effort for this.
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    Softening the Rules

    This was a great thread, many good ideas and points. I've messed around with the game myself a few times and it didn't feel right. It changes the game in a way I didn't like. Runewars is a unique game that demands brutal and stressful decision-making. To take this away or change it makes this a different game. Many thanks for the discussion.
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    Which x pack to get after core set?

    So we just got the core set and my wife wants the Horrific Journeys x pack. Will this work or do we need to get the stuff in order? Thanks
  7. I haven't played the game yet (just came in the mail!) but I watched a video the other day where a particular hero was revived no less than five times in a single encounter. Isn't this a bit much? Or does it work well in the game? As an Imperial Assault player when my hero is wounded and reaches the max damage a second time my hero is defeated and removed. No reviving. Done. Any fixes for this, or nothing to worry about?
  8. Looks like L-packs are back in stock at FFG. Which should I get for the core pack? Thanks
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    Which lieutenant packs to start with?

    Nice, many thanks. Looks like I'll at least start with Splig as he's also used in the RtL app for the intro game.
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    Newb q about flanking

    Just to make sure, I can still perform a melee attack against a unit that is flanking me? Do the LOS arcs matter here or do I have to reform first? Thanks
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    Newb q about flanking

    So to recap, I get a standard melee attack roll without rerolls and my threat is equal to the number of trays on the flanked side. Thanks
  12. Amen to this! But I don't think you can keep adding fixes to the game forever. X Wing is going to have to compartmentalize itself into wave eras as the game evolves over the years and the movies accumulate. Put me in the Wave 1-5 only era.
  13. Hi folks, is there a FB page that features missions and scenarios for us casual game lovers? I think a page for those who like to break away from the standard game and share their game missions and mods would be a great thing.
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    Experimental Fleet

    X wing left me in the dust a few waves ago. Getting too darned complex, too many ships, crew, and upgrades.
  15. Anyone else think the TIE Defender looks like a proximity mine?
  16. Just give the x wing barrel roll capability. Makes a big difference in their otherwise lousy mobility.
  17. I just checked out the Shuttle Tydirium fb page, looks like it's what I'm looking for, thanks.
  18. Hi folks, anyone know of an x wing mission and scenario facebook page? It might be a great place to share ideas and creativity about mission building and playing in a more interactive format. Would anyone be interested in that? I was thinking of starting a page but I don't feel qualified.
  19. I couldn't agree more! With so many ships, pilots, and upgrades coming out ceaselessly this game is becoming too complicated to keep track of.
  20. Hammerhead corvette. Epic games rock!
  21. Just got done with Spice Job, a great little side adventure with Chewie. In retrospect it was a darned cool map that I'd love to play again. I was very disappointed, however, by the shortness of time allowed (only 5 turns!). After a post-analysis my opponent and I concluded that the only likely way for the rebs to win would be to limit actions strictly to running like hell blind through withering fire, ignoring the bad guys completely (what fun is that?), and interacting with keys and doors. To shoot at the bad guys at all would severely limit reb progress as picking up keys and opening doors requires valuable actions you just can't spare for it. I'm new at the game to be sure but it seemed to me that though my reb heroes moved quickly and exchanged fire as we advanced, we only made it to the outside of the locked room by the end of turn 5 and couldn't have hoped to make it inside in time and pick up the spice crates (also requiring actions) for the bell even under good circumstances (we were pretty shot up, three wounded, and finding the right key was tricky, also consuming time). We instituted a house rule for six rounds instead of five for this mission, as it was waay too tight. Objectives are fun but I like a good firefight too, and the game should strive to find a balance between the two. Why ruin a great adventure with oppressive time constraints? Does this happen frequently with these missions? Should be called 'The Blitz Job' instead.
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    Just to make sure I've got this right: the Imp player spends threat on any of his deployment cards, or is it just open groups? Once his initial and reserve units are destroyed can he still bring them back as long as he has threat to pay it? thanks
  23. Quickie: when I 'gain' movement points by an effect, does this mean I can use them immediately or only when I activate? Thanks
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    First Epic game

    I wish more x wing players would get into epic games! Epic rocks!